Research projects map out food safety hotspots
A number of food safety and nutrition research
studies up for funding by the UK regulator could result in new codes of practice
or regulation for the industry.
The studies are part of a programme by the UK Food Standards Agency (FSA) to
increase food safety and improve nutrition throughout the country. The research
studies could eventually help big and small companies improve their food safety
Over recent years the FSA has been working towards a
target to reduce foodborne disease by 20% by the year 2006 and even further by
The FSA commissioned projects up for bid include: microbial
risk management, the eggs and poultry sector, microbial surveillance, chemical
contaminants from food production, a safety assessment of novel and genetically
modified foods, a survey of food acceptability and choice, a survey of food
choice inequalities, food authenticity, food intolerance, and research on
surveillance and monitoring in Scotland.
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